The ABCs of Taiwan

N – National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum is a must-visit. The entrance ticket here usually includes a complementary admission to The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines. Make sure to allot ample time for both museums as they have a good amount of collections, knowledge, and information.

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The outfit of the day – the main reason why our mornings in Taiwan started at 10.

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P – Pineapple cake

Described as a sweet traditional Taiwanese pastry containing butter, flour, egg, sugar, and pineapple jam, this is a must-try. 🙂

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 Q – Quartet

This refers to four high school friends who recently made their dream of traveling together come true. 🙂

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 R – Red-eye flights

This pertains to flights that depart late at night and arrive early in the morning. If you are coming from Manila, there are a lot of airlines that offer direct flights to Taiwan. Most of the cheapest ones are the last or first flights of the day.

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S – Shifen Old Street

Located in the Pingxi Area, this is the place where we wrote our wishes on a paper sky lantern and released it into the murky sky ala Tangled! The ABCs of Taiwan S

T – Taipei Confucius Temple

A serene temple located at Datong District in Taipei, there are a lot of things you can do here like writing well-wishes on a wooden plaque and trying your hands at calligraphy. Entrance is free.

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U – Urban Planning

One can get a good view of Taiwan’s excellent urban planning from the Taipei 101 observatory provided that the visibility is not limited. Don’t worry, though. The staff at the ticketing counter will inform you right away if it’s advisable to go up to the observatory or not. The ABCs of Taiwan U

V – Viewtiful

This is one word to describe Taiwan’s landscapes. There were a lot of times my friends and I were left speechless because of how naturally picturesque the places were. The ABCs of Taiwan V

W – Wishes

There are a lot of places in Taiwan where you can write down and pray for your wishes. Shifen Old Street and the Taipei Confucius Temple are but two of them. 🙂 The ABCs of Taiwan W

X – Xenophile

A xenophile is defined as an individual who is attracted to foreign people, manners, or cultures. One of the best things about traveling is that it arouses one’s curiosity and opens the mind and heart to things that we thought are impossible to understand.

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 Y – Yehliu Geopark

This is located in Wanli District, New Taipei. According to Guide to Taipe.com, it is home to a number of unique geological formations including the iconic “Queen’s Head”.

Z – Zongshan Station

This MRT station located in Taipei is one that we frequented due to its proximity to our hostel.

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Disclaimer: All photos belong to the author and her friends (RR, Aya, and Celine) unless otherwise stated.